Frank K. Bennett
Frank K. Bennett, 83, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., formerly of Princeton, died January 3 following a short illness.
The son of the late Harry and Hazel Bennett, he was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Akron. He graduated from Western Reserve Academy and was attending MIT when his studies were interrupted by World War II. He served in the Army Signal Corps in the Philippines, leaving the Army with the rank of First Lieutenant. He then worked for the U.S. Army in Europe as a civilian contractor for a number of years, where he met and married his first wife, Emily (Elva) Daly, an American citizen working in Vienna, Austria. The couple returned to Boston, where he received a combined BS/MSEE degree in electrical engineering from MIT.
He retired in 1985 after 30 years at the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, where he was head of the Engineering Division.
He retired to Tampa, Fla., where he was active for 15 years in many volunteer organizations, including the AARP tax preparation program, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the Veterans Administration, and the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry. Declining health caused him to move to Colorado three years ago to be closer to family members.
An avid bridge player, he attained the rank of Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. He also enjoyed sailing and spent many summers sailing on Lake Champlain and the Chesapeake.
He was predeceased by his second wife, Nan Jones, and a son, Dale, who died in 1976. He is survived by his first wife, Emily, of Montgomery; two daughters, Emily Jane Bennett of Golden, Colo., and Nancy Bennett of Princeton; and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA.
Gerald R. (Jerry) Covello Jr., 50, of Princeton, died January 6 in an accident on Route 29 in Hamilton Township.
Born in Newark and raised in East Brunswick, he was a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in physical education. He was heavily involved in Princeton recreational activities.
He was the founder, president, and CEO of ProServices Corporation of Trenton, a computer software services company.
A lifelong baseball enthusiast, he was the founder of the Cal Ripken Baseball League for 5 to 12-year olds in Princeton, part of the Babe Ruth Baseball League. He also organized the Wood Bat League in Princeton and worked with both the Princeton and Hightstown-East Windsor Babe Ruth Leagues.
Son of Gerald R. Sr. and Elizabeth Covello, who presently reside in Lawrenceville and Hollywood, Fla., he is also survived by his wife, Alison; three children, Stephanie, Christina, and Nicholas of Princeton; a sister, Alice Wright of Hollywood, Fla.; and a brother, John of Lawrenceville.
The funeral service was January 11 at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home in Hamilton. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. Entombment was in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial-Honor, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, Va. 22038.
Dr. Patricia Kellogg-Dennis, 66, of Lawrenceville, associate professor of English at Rider University, died January 8 at Capital Health System at Mercer, Trenton.
Born and raised in Long Island, N.Y., she moved to Princeton in 1970 and to Trenton in 1980.
She earned a B.A. in English from Marymount Manhattan College and an M.A. from C.W. Post University. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University in 1975.
Dr. Kellogg-Dennis was a member of the English faculty at Rider for more than 30 years. She began teaching as an instructor in the Evening School in 1971, and joined the English Department as a full-time faculty member in 1972. Over the years, she taught Literature and Mythology, Creative Writing/Poetry, Introduction to Shakespeare, and composition courses. In addition to teaching, she was a prolific writer. Her poems and scholarly essays were widely published and she was often invited to present papers at academic conferences throughout the world.
A natural actress, she starred in several local productions, most memorably as the schoolteacher in Miss Margarida's Way. She also appeared in several Rider Theater productions including the student production of her play, The Relative.
Predeceased by her husband, George F. Dennis, in 1999, she is survived by three sons, John Kellogg of Bexley, Ohio, Patrick Kellogg of Charlottesville, Va., and Peter Kellogg of Williamsburg, Va.; a stepson, Philip Dennis of Yardley, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Susan Minster of Morrisville, Pa.; two sisters, Sheila Bennitt of Asheville, N.C. and Kathy Thomas of Maine; and ten grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on January 14 at Rider University Chapel.
Memorial donations are being accepted for the Patricia Kellogg-Dennis Memorial Fund, c/o Rider University, Office of Development, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville 08648.
Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington.
Archie Bertrum Freeman, 97, died January 17 at Merwick Rehab Hospital & Nursing Care Facility in Princeton, where he had lived since 2001.
Born in Colerain, North Carolina, he was one of 13 siblings, seven girls and six boys, who grew up on a farm in rural eastern North Carolina. He graduated from Mars Hill High School in 1926 and from North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 1930, with a B.S. degree in civil engineering and highway engineering.
While an undergraduate at N.C. State, he played two years of varsity baseball and was a member of the Army ROTC for four years, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves upon graduation.
In 1932, he received a master's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State. That year, he went to work for the North Carolina State Department of Health and was stationed in Morehead City, where he met Dorothy Eliza Sloan, a school teacher. They were married five years later in Wallace, N.C., and remained married for 62 years.
In 1942, Mr. Freeman resigned his commission with the Army to accept an active duty commission with the USPHS, later attaining the rank of Captain. He served the war years in sanitation work with the civilian and military forces in the area. While stationed in San Francisco, he inspected interstate facilities over many of the western states, including Hawaii and Alaska.
In 1953, he was transferred to the New York Regional Office of the USPHS and moved the family to Princeton. In 1962, he was transferred again to the Boston regional office, and the family relocated to Wellesley Hills, Mass. He retired from the USPHS in 1969 after 30 years of service, and returned to Princeton. He then worked for the New Jersey State Department of Health until 1974, when he retired permanently.
He was an avid landscape gardener at his home in Princeton, where he and his wife were active members of the First Presbyterian Church.
A booster of the North Carolina State Wolfpack athletic teams, he enjoyed spending time at his cottage in Topsail Beach, N.C.
Predeceased by his wife Dorothy, he is survived by two sons, Archie B. Jr. of West Trenton and John of Charlottesville, Va.; two brothers, Olney of Wake Forest, N.C., and Donald of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren; three step-grandchil-dren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. this Friday, January 21 at the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Interment in Princeton Cemetery will be private.
Friends may call Thursday, January 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kimble Funeral Home, One Hamilton Avenue, Princeton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Merwick Foundation Fund, 79 Bayard Lane, Princeton 08540.
Adelaide E. Klemann, 93, of Jamesburg, died January 13 at Castle at Forsgate in Jamesburg.
Born in Secaucus, she lived in Tenafly most of her adult life before moving to Princeton eight years ago.
She had been a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tenafly.
The wife of the late George Klemann, she is survived by a daughter, Jeanne Tria of Princeton, and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was January 15 at Kimble Funeral Home. Interment was in Lutheran Cemetery, Middle Village, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Baroness Elisabet af Trolle Nauckhoff, 73, a longtime Princeton resident, died January 10 in the Helsingborg Hospital in Sweden.
From 1971 to 2000, Mrs. Nauckhoff spent the months of September to May of nearly every year in Princeton. Although she spent summers in the southern Swedish province of Skane and traveled extensively with her husband, she considered Princeton her home for 30 years. She raised her children in Princeton and was active in support of local educational and cultural organizations, including Miss Mason's School, the Chapin School, Princeton Day School, McCarter Theatre, and the Princeton YWCA. She at-tended church at the Princeton University Chapel.
She was trained in architecture and interior design at the University of Stockholm, and also studied at the University of Alabama. Her first husband, the late Dr. Ulf af Trolle, was a leading Swedish economist, professor, and author. Her second husband, who survives her, is Baron Carl-Henric Nauckhoff of Bastad, Sweden, the former Swedish Consul General in New York and former ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, Tunisia, and the Netherlands.
Aside from her husband, Mrs. Nauckhoff is survived by a daughter, Cecilia af Trolle of Stockholm; a son, Rikard af Trolle of Bastad; a brother, Ragnar Horstadius of Boras, Sweden; and three grandsons.
A funeral service will be held at the Mariakyrkan (Church of Mary) in Bastad on January 24. Family members and friends also plan to gather in Princeton in the spring to celebrate her life.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195; or to the American-Scandinavian Foundation, 58 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.
Helene Petrillo, 84, of Kingston, died January 14 at Morris Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceville.
She was retired from McGraw-Hill Company in Hightstown where she worked for many years.
Wife of the late Armand Petrillo, she is survived by a daughter, Renee Krug of Robbinsville, and two sisters, Nina Palombo of Arizona and Yolanda Caritan of France.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow, January 20 at the Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Kingston. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Dorothy Elizabeth Foster Schoch, 83, of Princeton, died December 21 at Merwick Rehab Hospital in Princeton after a long illness.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a resident of Princeton for many years. She also lived in Hendersonville, N.C. from 1988 to 1997.
The valedictorian of Kensington High School, Philadelphia, in 1939, she earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also did doctoral work in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her field was labor management.
She taught economics and labor relations at Rosemont College and the University of Puerto Rico during the 1940s, and later served as personnel director for the Blum Store in Philadelphia. After taking time to raise three children and devote herself to volunteer causes, she became a personnel officer at Princeton University, and a director of Nassau Savings & Loan Bank.
Mrs. Schoch devoted her life to community service. During her college years she ran a settlement house in Philadelphia. She served with the Princeton Council of Community Services, helped found the Princeton Youth Employment Service, served on the board of the Princeton Medical Center, and was elected to the Princeton School Board of Education. She also helped build the Princeton Community Recreation Park.
She was an active member of All Saints' Church, and became a lay companion of the Order of the Good Shepherd, through which she devoted herself to the celebration of the Eucharist and intercessory prayer.
A longtime member of Springdale Golf Club, she was also a founding member of the Champion Hills Golf Club in Hendersonville.
She married the late Richard Schoch in 1949, and celebrated their 47th anniversary before his death in 1996. She is survived by three children, Amy Schoch of Albany, N.Y., Mitchell of Pleasanton, Calif., and Foster of Belle Mead; a sister, Catherine Foster Everly of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints' Church, Princeton, with interment in the Trinity All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints' Church, All Saints' Road, Princeton 08540, and earmarked for Meals for the Homeless.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
G. Elizabeth Shaner, 78, of West Windsor, died January 5 at home.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was employed by Princeton University's Institute for Public Relations.
Daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Gack) Zipprich and wife of the late Charles H. Shaner Jr., she is survived by a brother, Andrew Zipprich of City Island, N.Y.; a step-son, Charles Shaner Ill of Absecon; and Barbara Martin of Sussex, England.
Funeral Services were private and under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Ione Mylonas Shear, 68, an archaeologist who specialized in the exploration and interpretation of the monuments of Bronze Age Greece, died January 15 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. She succumbed to cancer.
Dr. Shear's principal contribution to the knowledge of Bronze Age civilization was the systematic study of Mycenaean domestic architecture, which resulted from her excavation of the remains of private houses at the site of Mycenae in southern Greece, where she worked for many years in collaboration with her father, Professor George E. Mylonas. Her study of Mycenaean houses led to the unexpected discovery that many aspects of the civilization of the Bronze Age are accurately recollected in the earliest works of Greek literature, the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, which purport to describe the era of the Trojan War and its aftermath.
In another book, published only a few weeks before her death, Dr. Shear studied the subject of kingship in Mycenaean Greece as it is reflected in the material remains of archaeology, in the contemporary documents of the Linear-B tablets, and in the rich mythological tradition of Greece.
Born in Champaign, Ill., she grew up in St. Louis, Mo. She was educated at Wellesley College and completed her graduate studies in archaeology at Bryn Mawr College and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Early in her career, she participated in archaeological excavations at the sites of Eleusis and lsthmia in Greece, and at Morgantina in Sicily.
From 1972 to 1993, she also worked as an excavation supervisor uncovering the remains of classical buildings in the Athenian Agora, the market place of ancient Athens, and taking part in the excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies. She was a life member of the Archaeological Institute of America.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Prof. T. Leslie Shear Jr. of Princeton University; two daughters, Julia Louise Shear of Cambridge, England, and Alexandra Shear of Montpelier, Vt.; and two sisters, Eunice Hale of Newburyport, Mass., and Daphne Marsh of Lancaster, Calif.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 19 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Ralph Luis de Thomas, 73, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Princeton, died January 10 at home.
Born in New York City, he served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 as an A&E mechanic and later as a librarian in various locales including Tripoli, Libya.
He worked as a librarian at Gallup and Robinson for many years, then for the Princeton Community Phone Book for ten years as advertising designer and sales director. After retiring from advertising he took pleasure in working as a volunteer at The Princeton House, transporting seniors and disabled clients.
His interests were wide-ranging. As a young man his hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, and playing the guitar. His lifetime hobbies included cooking, cinema, and armchair travel. He was skilled at water colors and charcoal drawing, an accomplished photographer, and a keeper of fresh and salt water fish. As a student of literature, philosophy, and classical and folk music, he was also a frequent visitor to the Princeton Public Library.
Predeceased by his parents, Ralph Julian and Carol Anna de Thomas, he is survived by a daughter, Rachel de Thomas of Warner, N.H.; a son, Dylan of San Francisco; a brother, Kenneth of Mt. Marion, N.Y.; a sister, Mari-Anna Tweed of Naples, Italy; and three grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in New London, N.H. on January 15, officiated by Fr. Robert Biron. Burial will be at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Rachel de Thomas and family, 87 West Roby District Road, Warner, N.H. 03278.
Arrangements were under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville.
Paul K. Weimer, 90, of Princeton, a contributor to the development of television technology at RCA David Sarnoff Research Laboratories, died January 6 in Princeton.
He graduated from Manchester College in Indiana in 1936. Following receipt of a Ph.D. in physics from Ohio State University in 1942, he joined the RCA laboratory facility in Princeton and worked there until his retirement in 1981.
His first assignment at RCA was in collaboration with Dr. Albert Rose and Dr. Harold Law to develop a new type of television camera tube called the Image Orthicon. The tube proved to be 100 times more sensitive than its predecessors. Although designed initially for military uses, it served after the war for the first 20 years of television broadcasting in the United States.
Dr. Weimer was made a Fellow of the Institute for Radio Engineers in 1955, and a few years later was awarded the IRE Television Prize for his work on camera tubes based on photoconductivity. In 1963 he received an individual RCA David Sarnoff Outstanding Achievement Award in Science for his work leading to extended applications for evaporated thin films.
His leadership in the development of the thin-film transistor, and its use in integrated circuits, led to his receipt of the 1966 IEEE Morris N. Liebman Memorial Award. In 1968, he was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by Manchester College. His other honors included election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1981, and the 1986 Kultur Preis award of the German Photographic Society for his early work on solid-state television cameras. While at RCA, he was granted more than 90 U.S. patents. In 1991 he shared with Dr. Albert Rose, then deceased, a Pioneer Award by the New Jersey Inventors Congress and Hall of Fame.
An amateur violinist, he enjoyed playing string quartets with friends on a regular basis. He was a member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church and the Old Guard of Princeton.
Husband of the late Katherine Weimer, he is survived by three daughters, Katherine L. Lasslob of Chalfont, Pa., Barbara J. Blackwell of Princeton, and Patricia W. Hess of Princeton; a sister, Wilodean Rakestraw of Rochester, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Arrangements are by the Blackwell Memorial Home, Pennington.
Phoebe Burnham White, 81, of Brunswick, Maine, died January 11 after a short illness.
From the 1940s to the 1970s she lived in Princeton with her late husband, Ewart John ("Jack") White Jr., and their three sons. Her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret ("Marnie") Burnham Brown and R. Manning Brown Jr., were also longtime Princeton residents.
Born in Elizabeth, she was named for her ancestors, Col. Francis Barber of the Revolutionary Army of the United States and Phoebe Ogden.
Mrs. White attended Vail-Deane School in Elizabeth and Kings Smith College in Washington, D.C. A student of the theater, she acted in and helped out with theatrical productions in Princeton, Paris, and Brunswick.
She lived for many years in Paris and Rome. She loved to travel, and with her husband visited every continent except Antarctica.
She refined her culinary skills at l'Ecole de Varenne in Paris. She was also an avid gardener and a member of the Princeton and Wiscasset, Maine chapters of the Garden Club of America. She was particularly fond of the American daffodil.
A dedicated sportswoman, she grew up enjoying small boat sailing and playing tennis in Bay Head. She trained collies as a teenager and donated her "Blue Dawn" show dog to the Army for sentry duty in World War II. An avid golfer, she played for many years at Springdale Golf Club. She also enjoyed cross-country skiing in Maine and downhill skiing in North America and Europe.
An active volunteer, she worked on the Princeton Hospital Fete and for many years taught Princeton children how to swim. In Maine, she volunteered at grade schools, libraries, and soup kitchens.
She is survived by three sons, E. John III of Ware, Mass., Peter B. of Chevy Chase, Md., and William E. of Durham, Maine; a sister, Anne B. Moore; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Phippsburg Land Trust, P.O. Box 123, Phippsburg, Maine 04562; or to the Small Point Summer School, Phippsburg, Maine 04562.